The Arts

The Arts Department is currently closed to in-person public service.

Department Hours and Contact Information

The Boston Public Library’s historic collection of blueprints has moved to the Boston City Archives in West Roxbury. For more information on how to access the blueprints through the Boston City Archives, please email archives@boston.govopens a new window.

For more information on Fine Arts, Music, and Architectural Drawings collections and how to request materials, visit The Arts collection page.

Reference questions related to fine arts, architecture, music, and the performing arts can by answered by Research Services in person on the second floor of the Central Library, via email at, or using this web form.